ISLAND GAMES SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD FOR ANDRE
Congratulations to Andre Romeril who was presented the Tony Richomme Award for Sportsmanship shown at the Islands Games. Andre was nominated for the award because of the free medical assistance he
gave (he's now a qualified Osteopath), for helping out a younger gymnast from the Cayman Islands with some moves in his routine as well as being a great supporter and positive influence on the other
athletes. Congratulations Andre, very well deserved, we're all proud of you
2017 NatWest Island Games - Gotland
JGC are proud to have five men and one women representing Jersey at next weeks 2017 Island Games taking place in Gotland an Island off the coast of Sweden. Anushan
Elanco, Isaac McIntosh, Cameron Aird, Zee Adamson and Andre Romeril are part of an 8 strong team of Men taking part and Ellen Marett is one of the 5 in the Women's team . The team depart on a
chartered flight tomorrow and once there will be involved in three days of competition, team & set on Monday, FIG all around on Wednesday and FIG apparatus finals next
Friday. Have fun and good luck to you all!! Fingers crossed for medals!!
JGC Receive Clubmark Status
JGC are proud to have achieved Clubmark Status. Jersey Clubmark is an award scheme for Clubs who have met high standards in club management, safety, coaching & off island travel. The award was
presented by Steve Pallet the Jersey States 'Champion for Sport'. Many thanks to Nikki Holmes from ESC for her assistance in achieving this award.
Fareham 4 Piece Invitational
11th June 2017
Well done to all the squad girls that took part in the above competition. It was a tough competition but we still managed to come away with some medals! Congratulations to Kate Condon who
came 1st on Vault in the Level 3, 9 to 10 age group. Amelia McIntosh who came 3rd on Vault in the Level 3, 13yrs + age group and Elizabeth Roxburgh who came 2nd on Vault & Floor and third on the
Bars in the Level 4, 13yrs + age group. Also taking part in the competition were Daisy Myers, Frankie Dettman, Tilly Horton, Cameron Whyte, Kaya Smith and Ava Dumoitier.
May 30th to June 1st 2017
It was great to host Dynamo Gymnastics again and carry on our long standing exchange going back some 20 years. The gymnasts from Dynamo were treated to trips to Tamba Park, Greve De Lecq Beach and
Jersey Zoo blessed by some brilliant weather! They also enjoyed some training sessions and a friendly team conditioning competition. A Big thank you to all the parents and families that assisted with
the hosting and giving lifts to all the various places. We plan to continue the relationship with a visit to Dynamo's gym in Southampton in October.
SQUAD GIRLS 2016 CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS
We saw some great peformances from all the girls at their end of year competition.
Megan Gouyet won the Grade 6 competition ranking first on Floor and Vault. Ameya Colston-Weeks came 2nd Overall with Frankie Dettman in Third. Tilly Horton claimed the Gold on Vault and Neve
Adamson took first place on the Bars.
In the Grade 5/4 competition Chanell McDermott came first overall also taking the Gold on Floor and Beam. Second overall went to Ava Dumoitier. 3rd place overall went to Macy Burrows
who took first place on the Bars. Niamh Heaney won the Vault Competition.
In the Senior Floor and Vault Competition Amelia McIntosh came first overall with Elizabeth Roxburgh in second and Cameron Whyte in third.
SQUAD BOYS 2016 CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS
Well done to all the lads that took part at our recent Club Champs.
In the U10 age group Cosimo Hounsome was the overall winner. He took first place on Pommel, Rings, Vault and Parallel Bars. Milo McDermott finished 2nd
overall top scoring on Floor. Joshua Talbot came 3rd overall also winning High Bar. Cal Dettman came 4th overall but claimed 3rd place on High Bar and Vault.
The Over 10's age group was won by Cian Ridgard with a score of 49.65 very closely followed by Finn McGreevy with a score of 49.30. Cian took Gold on Pommel and
Parallel Bars and Finn took the Gold on the Rings. Third place overall was Cristiano Ascencao and he won both Floor and High Bar. Barry Beatson came 4th overall but scored well on
Floor and Rings with third place finishes. Mattie Jordan finished 5th overall but Vaulted well for Gold.
(Joshua and Milo showing off their medals)
Anushan Elanco and Isaac McIntosh competed against each other in the U16 age group. Both boys were practising their Island Games Set routines for the 2017
Gotland Games. Anushan took Gold overall and Isaac Silver.
Finally in the Seniors competition were Cameron Aird, Zee Adamson and James Evans (Ferret). As with the U16's they were competing their Set Routines for
Gotland. Cameron Aird finished 1st overall with Ferret 2nd and Zee in third.
Fareham Floor & Vault Competition
Seven squad girls took part in this Floor & Vault competition near Southampton. Tilly Horton, Frankie Dettman and Sophia Townsend took part in the Silver U10 age group.
Frankie received a Silver medal for her excellent Floor routine. In the Silver U12 age group were Elizabeth Roxburgh, Amelia McIntosh and Megan Gouyet. Elizabeth performed very well on
both the Floor and Vault winnning the Gold on both. Finally Erin Le Bail took part in the Silver 15+ age group and she competed well especially on Floor scoring 9.1. Well done to all the
girls that took part.
Hants County National Grades - 5th & 6th March 2016
11 of our squad girls competed at the Hants County National Grades at the weekend in Southampton. Jasmine Osborne, Tilly Housome, Chanell McDermott, Niamh Heaney, Ava Dumoitier, Kaya Smith, Kate
Condon and Daisy Myers all passed Grade 6 with Jasmine, Kate, Kaya and Chanell acheiving the further honour of being Commended.
Macy Burrow and Yvie Atkinson took part in the Grade 5 competition with both acheiving scores high enough to be Commneded for their work. Cameron Whyte took part in the Grade 4 competition and
recevied a Pass.
Well done to the girls for all their hard work and congratulations on the results. Travelling with the girls were coaches Debbie & Shannon Webber, Liz McIntosh and Maggie Adamson who also judged
at the competition.
2015 Ynys Mon Inter Island Games
22/07/15 - 25/07/15
Due to there being no gymnastics in the Jersey Games this year, Ynys Mon took up the mantle of hosting the biennial event. Taking part in the event were competitors from Bermuda, Cayman, Isle of Man,
Shetland, Aland, Gotland and Ynys Mon. Jersey Gymnastics Club had 5 club members representing Team Jersey in the Men's competition.
Cameron Aird, Zee Adamson and Michael Schaffrath represented Jersey in the Men's Senior Competition and Anushan Elanco and Isaac McIntosh in the Junior Boys competition. Also part of the Team were
Alex Buesnel of Special Gymanstics Club & Joseph Carroll of Regent Gymnastics Club. For 10 months leading up to the competition Alex was training with us and for him especially this event would
be significant as it would be his first mainstream competition.
The first days competition was the Set & Team Combined. Our Senior Gymnasts Team finished 2nd with the Isle of Man in first and Ynys Mon in third. In the individual Sets Cameron performed well on
Floor, Parallel Bars and Rings claiming a Bronze medal on each. The Junior Team also came 2nd with Bermuda coming first and Isle of Man in third. In the individual Sets Anushan took joint Gold on
Vault and Silver on Pommels.
After a rest day next up was the FIG individual and all round competition. Cameron Aird performed an excellent Rings routine to take Gold and top spot on the podium. He also scored well on Vault,
Parallel bars and Floor to award him with third place overall. Alex showed off his strength and precision on the Rings to earn a well deserved joint 2nd place. Zee also did well on Rings, only 0.3
away from a medal. In the Junior competition Anushan had a good afternoon coming 2nd on Vault and 3rd on High Bar and Pommels. Isaac was very close to winning a medal on Vault just 0.07 away!
James Evans (Aka Ferret) was our Men's Judge during the competition. He did a great job and gained valuable experience. Overall it was a fantastic event, both for the competition and socially for
everyone. A big thank you needs to go to Special Gymnastics Club for loaning us their clothing and to Gary Buesnel for his great photography work!
We now have our eye's set for the Gotland Games in 2017!!
Southern Region Setwork Qualifier
Cameron Aird finished 1st and qualifies for the Southern Region team at the National finals!
Four squad boys traveled to Basingstoke to compete at the Southern Region qualifier. Cameron was competing in the U14 Level 6 Age group. He had a clean competition but did particularly well on High
Bar and Parallel Bars top scoring on both of these pieces. However he excelled especially in his Physical Preparation Programme scoring 9.10 gaining a whole 1.3 marks advantage over his nearest rival
which help him to top spot overall.
Mattie Jordan was competing in the U9 Level 1 age group. He finished in 12th place overall. His best performances were on Vault coming third with an excellent score of 9.70 and Floor finishing 8th
with a score of 8.10.
Cristiano Ascencao and Anushan Elanco were competing in the U10 Level 2 age group. Anushan finished 12th Overall, however a great Rings routines scoring 7.80 gave him a 1st place finish and a high
Vault score of 9.70 a 5th place finish. Cristiano also performed well on Vault with a score of 9.50 and competed a strong High Bar routine scoring 7.20.
Congratulations to Cameron and good luck at the National Finals later this year!
The gymnasts were accompanied by coaches James Evans and Andy Aird.
30/05/14 to 01/06/14
Dynamo School of Gymnastics visited our club for the second time in two years. Historically though the exchange visits have been going on for over 20 years now! Traveling in their team this year were 23 young gymnasts (boys & girls) and 4 coaches. It was a full on weekend of training, competition and outdoor activities (we were blessed by the weather again like last year!).
The competition as per previous exchanges involved mixed teams randomly chosen competing timed conditioning moves such as chins, dorsals and bar jumps. The winning team this year was the 'Cheeseburgers' including Jersey Gymnasts, Betty Beatson, Mattie Jordan & Cara Busenel scoring 544 points. Second were the Chimpanzees with Fiach Devitt, Crisitiano Ascencao & Anushan Elanco (542). 3rd were the Leaping Leopards including Jersey gymnasts Lilly Greg, Michael Schaffrath, Isaac McIntosh and Jasmin (539). In the individual honors Cara Buesnel came 2nd with 117points and Isaac McIntosh 3rd with 111 points. To find the winning Club the top 6 scores from each Club were added together, resulting in Dynamo's combined score of 661 narrowly beating Jersey's combined score of 657 by just 4 points to retain the title!
The whole weekend was a fantastic experience for both sets of gymnasts with more great memories to look back on. A BIG thank you must go to all the host families that looked after the children and to all those people who gave up there time with lifts to and throw. We now look forward to visiting Dynamo in Southampton during Halloween later this year.
NATIONAL NDP CHAMPIONSHIPS
Following on from the news below Cameron Aird represented the Southern Region at the NDP National Championships at the
fantastic GMAC facility in Birmingham. Cameron was competing the Level 5 Under 13 routines. He was up against the 25 best gymnasts in the UK from regions such as Wales, London, Yorkshire and the
South West to name a few. He started well on Rings (8.20) 9th Position and then Vault (9.60) 7th Position. However falls on the Parallel Bars, High Bar & Pommel then followed which unfortunately
pushed him down the standings. His High Bar was particularly frustrating as he did an excellent routine completing both the clear hip circles but a stumble on landing cost him. He eventually finished
in 21st place overall, however he has potential to finish within the top 15. Overall it was another great experience for Cameron which highlighted areas for improvement in the future.
SOUTHERN REGION NDP CHAMPIONSHIPS
Four boys, Mattie Jordan, Cristiano Ascencao, Anushan Elanco and Cameron Aird travelled to Basingstoke Gymnastics Club to compete at the 2013 Southern Region Setwork Championships. For Mattie (8) and
Cristiano (8) this was their first time off the Island without their parents. Mattie being the youngest competed in the Pre Level 1 group, his best showing came on Vault with an excellent performance
which positioned him with the third joint highest score of 9.60. Cristiano (8) and Anushan (9) were in the Level 1 Age group against a large group of talented gymnasts. Cristiano finished in 18th
place overall with high scores on Vault 9.70, Floor 8.75 and Rings 8.70. Anushan finished in 11th place overall, scoring highly on Rings 9.30, Floor 8.85 and Parallel Bars 8.70. Finally Cameron Aird
(12) was competing in the Level 5 age group with some difficult set routines to master. The boys in this group struggled with their Pommel, Parallel Bars and High Bar routines, however Cameron's
solid performances on Rings 8.80 and his Physical Preparation Programme 8.70 award him with the gold medal overall. The competition was also acting as qualification for the Southern Region Team to
compete at the National Finals in November. Cameron was chosen to compete his Level 5 routines for the Team. Congratulations Cameron!
The boys where accompanied by coaches Ben Frith and Andy Aird. James Evans (Ferret) also travelled with the group as a Judge for the competition.
Coaching weekend with two time Olympian Barry Winch
2nd to 4th August
An amazing weekend was spent in the gym with two time Olympian Barry Winch! It was a brilliant opportunity for both gymnasts and coaches to learn new skills and training ideas tapping into Barry's huge experience and knowledge. All the gymnasts enjoyed it and worked hard especially the boys who did over 6 hours a day. Barry loved working with us and said he was keen to come back again. The visit was funded by money received from the One Foundation.
2013 BERMUDA ISLAND GAMES
13th to the 19th July 2013
Well done to Zee, Chezzy and Ellen for their excellent performances in Bermuda!
The Bermuda Island Games was a fantastic experience for JGC gymnasts Ellen, Zee & Chezzy. Competing in the hot & humid gym was no easy task but all three did themselves proud. The competitions were spread out over the week with the Team comp first, then FIG (voluntary routines) followed finally with a Set routine comp.
Ellen's girls team finished 4th and were unlucky to miss out on Bronze only 0.5 away. Zee & Chezzy performed well in FIG and Sets but were up against older and more experienced gymnasts from the Isle of Man and the Faroes. No medals for them this time but the exposure will hold them in good stead for future Island Games.
2013 Boys Southern Region Championships
Well done to the squad boys; Anushan Elanco, Tom Coleborn, Cameron Aird, Judah Williams, Chezzy Williams and Zee Adamson who all competed recently at the Southern Region Championships in
Cameron, Zee, Chezzy and Judah were competing in the Open. Cameron finished 3rd overall and also won Gold, Silver and Bronze medals on Rings, Parallel Bars and Vault respectively. Zee and
Chezzy both of whom are training hard for this year’s Island Games in Bermuda gained confidence from their performances with Zee taking Gold on Parallel Bars, 11.90 and Chezzy also winning a Gold
medal on Vault, 11.40.
Tom and Anushan were competing in the under 10 age group in a field of over 34 gymnasts. Tom had a solid competition on all 6 pieces and finished in 9th place overall with a score of
67.6.Anushan one of the youngest in the age group finished in a respectable 16th place with a total score 64.00.
2013 RECREATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
Under 8 age group competitor Barry Beatson is the new Jersey Gymnastics Club Recreational gymnast of the year. He took the judges vote after winning his age group in the clubs annual championships for gymnasts who train no more than 2 hours a week. All the gymnasts were competing in 4 disciplines Floor, Balance, Vault and Strength.
Barry’s impressive work helped him to top an entry of 36 gymnasts in the U8 age group with 79.15 points, 1.45 ahead of 2nd place Cian Ridgard with 77.70. In third place overall was Charlie Hart with a score of 76.45. Individual gold’s went to Hannah Dunlop (Floor & Strength), Georgina Gomes (Balance) and Barry Beatson (Vault).
There were 33 gymnasts taking part in the Under 6 age group. Ewan Brodie showed excellent strength to help him win gold overall with a score of 67.55. In 2nd place was Siena Stephens with 65.85 followed very closely by Nia Greig in third with 65.80. Individual Gold medallists were Siena Stephens (Floor), Nia Greig (Balance), Ewan Brodie (Vault & Strength).
In the Under 10 age group Lucy Stokes demonstrated some brilliant floor and balance elements to help her take the Gold overall with a score of 96.30. Second place went to Harrison Noble with a score of 93.30 and third place was Elliot Holmes with a score of 91.05. Individual Gold medallists were Lucy Stokes (Floor & Beam), Jamie Jackson (Vault) and Harrison Noble (Strength).
The 10 and Over age group was won again by last year’s winner Rebecca Gomes with solid performances on all 4 pieces.
Individual golds were won by Charlie Bird (Floor, Vault and Strength) and Erin Le Bail (Balance). A special most improved medal was also awarded to William Davy for his hard work.
Additional Medals were also awarded to gymnasts who train 4 hours per week and they were Rachel Williams, Cameron Whyte, Taylor Freeman and Georgia Dunlop in the U8 and Under 10 age groups.
CAMERON & TOM PICKED FOR 2013 SOUTHERN REGION SQUAD
Congratulations to Cameron Aird and Tom Coleborn for their selection into this years Southern Region Squad.
Their selections were decided upon review of their performance in competition last year and in particular their results in the Southern Region Championships last October. Squad selection will involve them attending four training sessions during the year.
BOYS SQUAD 2012 CHAMPIONSHIPS
Well done to the boys who took part in the squad championships. The competition provided a great opportunity for the young squad members to experience a competition atmosphere and for parents to see their boys in action.
Zee Adamson won gold overall (66.00) in the Performance Squad Comp proving that hard work in training always wins out, an excellent example for the younger squad members. His routines where performed with style and very few execution errors leaving the judges with little to deduct. Zee's best results came on Vault with a perfect Handspring (13.0) and a strong Rings routine (10.65). Cameron Aird finished 2nd overall (65.60) and won Floor (9.25) and Pommels (12.20). Cam was champion last year but Zee's consistently high level of performance was too much to handle this time. Judah Williams finished in 3rd place overall (61.30).
In the Development Squad competition Anushan Elanco performed well to finish top of the pile and become overall champion (65.25), Isaac MacIntosh came 2nd (63.45) and Jack Burns 3rd (62.10). Individual highlight for the 6 boys competing in this group were ; Felix Culnane 3rd on Floor (9.70) and 2nd on Pommels (13.50) ; Mattie Jordan 3rd on Vault (11.50) ; Christiano Ascencao 2nd P.Bars (9.40) and 2nd on High Bar (9.25) ; Jack Burns 2nd on Floor (10.10) and 3rd on Pommels (13.30), P.Bars (9.40) and Rings (9.40) ; Isaac MacIntosh 1st on Vault (12.10), Pommels (13.70) and P.Bars (9.50) ; Anushan Elanco as well as taking the overall title also came first on Floor (10.35), Rings (10.80) and High Bar (9.70).
The medals were presented by James Evans (A.k.a. Ferret) a much loved past gymnast of the club who now lives and coaches gym in Southampton. Ferret kindly gave up his time to help judge the competition.
Cameron Crowned Southern Region Champion
Six male gymnasts from Jersey Gymnastics Club, Anushan Elanco (8), Oisin Devitt (10), Tom Coleborn(9), Cameron Aird (11), Judah Williams (12) and Zee Adamson (14) competed in the 2012 Southern
Region Championships in Southampton.
Cameron and Judah competed in the under 12 age group. Cameron dominated the competition winning overall by almost two clear points to be crowned champion. He also achieved 5 individual medals on the
six pieces of apparatus, three of which were gold medals won on the Rings with a score of 12.00, Vault 12.80 and Parallel Bars 12.55. Judah finished in 11th position overall his best scores coming on
Vault 12.30 and Parallel Bars 11.55.
Anushan, Oisin and Tom were competing in the under 10 age group in a field of over 30 gymnasts. Anushan competing in his first major competition for his age showed promise for the future. His Floor
routine was his highlight with a score of 11.30, he also did some good work on the Rings scoring 10.60. Oisin also competing in his first major competition, performed well on the pommels and he also
did well on vault with a score of 12.20. Tom the most experience of the three put in a good all round performance finishing in 13th position, he impressed especially on the parallel bars 11.65 and
High bar 11.30.
Zee was competing in the under 14 age group. His best showing came on Vault in which he controlled his landing well to take third place with a score of 12.70.
The gymnasts were accompanied by coaches Ben Frith, Maggie Adamson and Andy Aird.
Southampton Medal Haul for Young Squad Gymnasts
An amazing 15 medals were won by the team of girls and boys.
Nine gymnasts traveled to Southampton to take part in a Southern Region Floor and Vault competition on Sunday 22nd July 2012. Experiencing a competition for the first time off the Island
were Jack Burns (8), Amelia McIntosh (7), Anushan Elanco (8), Betty Beatson (8), Elizabeth Roxburgh (8), Oisin Devitt (9), Mitchell Rogers (9) , Isaac McIntosh (9) and Daisy Shacklady (11).
Jack Burns competing in the Novice (7-8 yrs) group won gold on vault with a score of 7.0 and missed out on floor bronze by just 0.05, however he still won gold overall with a total of 13.85.
Four gymnasts were competing in the Intermediate 7-8 yrs age group. Elizabeth Roxburgh won Gold overall with a score of 15.25 finishing first on floor with a score of 8.1 and second on vault with a
score of 7.15. Amelia McIntosh wasn’t close behind
with a 2nd place on floor and 3rd on vault gaining her 2nd place overall with a score of 15.05. Anushan Elanco took the vault title with a score of 7.25 which helped
him finish third overall with a total score of 14.65. Betty Beatson was just outside the medals finishing 4th overall her best score coming on floor with 7.55.
In the Intermediate 9-10yrs age group Oisin Devitt finished as overall winner with the top score on vault of 7.45 and 6.9 on floor. His team mate Isaac McIntosh produced a good floor routine scoring
7.3 winning him a silver medal. Mitchell Rogers missed out on a bronze medal on vault by only 0.2 but competed his back-flip on Floor in competition for the first time.
Finally Daisy Shacklady competed in the Intermediate 11-12yrs age group. Daisy scored 7.0 on Floor and won bronze on Vault Her total score of 14.05 won her a bronze medal overall.
The gymnasts were accompanied to the competitions by coaches, Debbie Webber, Maggie Adamson and Liz MacIntosh.
Olympic Torch Relay Display
It was a proud day for the gym club as we were asked to perform two displays at the Weighbridge to help celebrate the historic arrival of the 2012 London Olympic Flame to Jersey. Well done to all the squad gymnasts who took part and good luck to the GB team!!
Ray Retires From Coaching
Ray Algar was presented with a cake to celebrate his retirement from coaching and to thank him for over 30 years service to the club. Ray has taught, nurtured and motivated hundreds of gymnasts
over the years. His dedication and enthusiasm for the sport has been instrumental to the clubs progression. It is long term commitment from coaches such as Ray which provide such strong foundations
for the club to move forward and thrive.
It must also be mentioned that Ray will be lovingly remembered and missed for being the clubs fixer and maker of ingenious, but not always useful!! :) gymnastics equipment, putting to good use his
brilliant woodwork skills!!
Ray was also presented with a plaque to celebrate his services to the club and with two beautiful whiskey tumblers to enjoy an occasional tipple.
Happy retirement Ray! and thank you for all the amazing work you have done! You will be missed greatly by everyone, make sure you pop into the gym now and again to say hello.
Pegasus Open 2012
Cameron wins Gold on Pommel and takes 3rd overall.
Tom Coleborn (9), Judah Williams (11) and Cameron (11) all competed at the Pegasus Open on Friday 8th June in Maidstone, Kent. The Pegasus Open is the largest club run competition in the England
attracting competitors from all over the British Isles as well as from abroad.
Tom was competing in the talented 2003 Age Group. He finished a respectable 17th place out of 25 competitors. His best result was on Vault finishing in 5th place, he executed an excellent handspring
which awarded him a score of 12.4 only 0.1 off a bronze medal.
Judah and Cameron were competing in the 2000/2001 Age Group.
Judah had a good all round competitions finishing 13th out of 21 competitors. He excelled especially on Floor, including in his routine for the first time a dynamic straight front somersault. This
gave him a score of 11.70, 7th place only 0.3 off a medal.
Cameron had a very strong competition finishing in a brilliant 3rd place overall. His highlight of the day was on the Pommel with a precisely controlled routine with extended body line giving him the
Gold medal with a score of 11.6, 0.3 above his nearest rival. He also showed off an excellent Rings routine with a score of 12.15 which award him another bronze medal.
All three boys were accompanied to the competition by Coach Andy Aird.